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International Institute Of Information Technology Hyderabad (IIIT-H)

A prestigious engineering and research school born of the city's ambition to gain Silicon Valley status, IIIT Hyderabad as a college has remained something of a mystery. While the rest of the city is swarming with engineering students, this lot stays hidden away, and only emerges from its hallowed hibernation to host the occasional rock concert at college's immensely popular annual festival, Felicity.

IIIT Hyderabad was founded on the principle that the best technical education is the kind that closely involves the industries it affects. The institute was set up jointly by the Government Of Andhra Pradesh, NASSCOM and corporate partners including IBM, Oracle, Satyam, Motorola and Keane. These companies have also set up corporate schools on campus to encourage research.

Research is big on IIIT-H's agenda; it operates state-of-the-art labs in areas like Embedded Systems, Communication Networks and even Robotics (in collaboration with CMU). But ask the students what they love about college, and it's unlikely they'll gush over the infrastructure. At least not right away.

One of the top reasons IIIT-H scores high on the students' charts is the complete freedom they're given, academically and otherwise. Being IT-oriented, the college offers B. Tech. degrees only in Computer Science and in Electronics and Communications. The difference at IIIT-H is that you're introduced to the intensive techie subjects in the first year itself. Even though there are mandatory electives to be taken, you can do them at your own pace during the 4-year course.

And being so far away from civilization (and here we mean Hyderabad) has its advantages. Students have the run of the campus any time of day, labs are open almost 24hrs, each hostel room has Internet connectivity thanks to wireless LAN, and best of all, no wardens stalking the corridors! The wildest event happening after midnight will probably be a yak-session at someone's room, but still.

The crowd chills out playing cricket and football, and the most active clubs include the Quizzers and Debate. Which is not, of course, to say that there isn't any cultural activity happening. Apart from Felicity, there are also many intra-college events like Splash, to release creative energy. For hanging-out purposes there's always the canteen, but if you want to actually eat something, your best bet is travel to Madhapur.

As mentioned earlier, students here are in charge of their own agenda. They can take up Teaching Assistantships, and they're give full responsibility of all campus events, technical and cultural. So while IIIT-H has a whole lot going for it, from building Asia's largest digital library to student research exchange programs to Microsoft and MIT, it's really the institute's attitude that puts it on top.
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    Gachibowli, Hyderabad - 500019
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    2300-1967, 2300-1969
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    2300-1413
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    2.6 km (Maps & Directions)
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    www.iiit.net
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    Bachelor's In Computer Science & Engineering, Electronics & Communication Engineering, And A Dual-degree In Btech-MS (five Years), MTech In VLSI & Embedded Systems & M.Tech Programme In CSE, PG Diploma In Computational Linguistics, MSIT In BioInforma
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    English
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    Co-education
  • Residential
  • Admission Criteria
    AIEEE (All India Engineering Entrance Examination) For
    Bachelor's, Or PGEE (Post-Graduate And PhD Entrance Examination)
  • Year Started
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    0830-1830
  • Closed On
    Sundays
  • Prices
    Rs. 35,000 (per semester, hostel charges included); Rs. 50,000 (per semester) for PG courses
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Vignesh Miriyala on 16th Apr 2010, 7:31pm | Permalink
International Institute of Information Technology Hyderabad is an autonomous institute started in 1998 with seed support from the Government of Andhra Pradesh. It emphasizes research from the undergraduate level, which makes it different from the other leading engineering institutes in India like the IITs. Prof. Raj Reddy, the only Indian to get the Turing Award, is the chairman of the board of governors.

It is a research university. The major goal is to impart a uniquely broad and interdisciplinary IT education of high academic quality. This is done through an diverse curriculum of IT courses, interdisciplinary IT research projects, interaction with industry, preparation in entrepreneurship and personality development courses.

Visit here for more information :
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IIIT_Hyderabad
http://iiit.ac.in

Pros: Research Projects are done here.Excellent placements.
Cons: Only two groups CSE and ECE in B.tech.A little high fees but justified for its good facilities.
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